Sunday, August 16, 2009

He's a lawyer? Really?

Shorter Ezra Levant: "I really, really, really hate brown people."

But wait. That might require a bit of explanation, as we read (emphasis thigh-suckingly added):

I'm not surprised to read that the Canadian Bar Association has called for the government of Canada to press for the return of terrorist Omar Khadr, currently rotting in Barack Obama's Guantanamo Bay. I've written about Khadr before. In short, he was charged with killing an American, in an American war, as an anti-American terrorist. Let him stand trial in America.

Good thinking, Ezra. Let's have him stand trial in America. And when, Ezra, do you think that might be convenient, given that the Canada Charter of Rights suggests:

Proceedings in criminal and penal matters

11. Any person charged with an offence has the right

(a) to be informed without unreasonable delay of the specific offence;

(b) to be tried within a reasonable time;

And given that it's been over six years that he's been sitting in prison, you'd think that a lawyer might appreciate that that's not really a "reasonable time" anymore. Or that he was officially a "child soldier" for which there are fairly unambiguous rules. One would think that a competent lawyer would understand fundamental things like this.

I'd heard that Ezra Levant was a lawyer. I guess I heard wrong.


Ti-Guy said...

I don't think Ezra's even a human being.

Jesus, how much libel can one cram into an argument?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Ezra has a lawyer to defend against the incessant complaints of his bigotry and irrational hatred...paid for by the CPC of course.

thwap said...

Maybe he's really stupid, shitty, asshole of a lawyer?

Jennifer Smith said...

Only in Ezra's World could the Canadian Bar Association be described as a "left-leaning lawyers' club".